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Domestic Adoption


First, we want you to know we care about you and want only the best for you. We would like to share a little about ourselves and why we desire to adopt through an open adoption.

We met on the steps of their church in Dallas in 2014. Brian wasn't brave enough to ask Charis out in person, but later built up the courage and asked her out in a Facebook message. This story makes us laugh now! We liked each other right away and dated for over a year before getting married.

We decided to grow a family both biologically and through adoption. God gave us a biological child first and we have a daughter, Joelle, who is almost 2 years old. We love being parents to this little girl but we cannot wait to grow our family through open adoption now. Joelle is definitely spoiled by 4 grandparents and 17 aunts and uncles who love her. She also has 9 cousins! They're all excited to love on another child added to our family through adoption.

We currently live in Temple, TX but will soon be moving to Dallas because Charis has a job there as a cancer doctor. Brian teaches high school history and crazily thinks he has the best job in the world! We are blessed to be surrounded by friends and family both in Temple and Dallas who support our desire to adopt.

We would describe ourselves as an active family. We are involved in a non-denominational church, lead a Bible study at our home, meet with friends and mentees regularly, and love to spend time outdoors. As you will see from the pictures we enjoy travel, cultures, music, art, food, sports, and hanging out with friends and family.

We plan to raise our children with a diversity of experiences along with quality education. We see our role as encouragers, giving them many opportunities so that they can find and develop the gifts God has given them. We hope to parent not just biological but also adopted children because we love both, and believe they both need equal love and opportunity. No matter what, we support you and know that God has great plans for you.

Love, Charis, Brian, & Joelle


Check out our video and Photo Book(please zoom in on the pages for better viewing).


We are represented by Nightlight Christian Adoptions. If you want more information about us or would like to meet us, please contact Nightlight at (254) 227-9252.